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Christchurch Gondola

Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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$19*
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Christchurch Gondola Ride
88%
Ranked #13 of 125 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Fareham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went up the Gondola in Christchurch but it was a long way out of town, a dark misty day so not a good view but there is a small train type ride that you can sit in at the top and they show you a short film as you go round, enjoyable. We had a hot drink before coming... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It was well worth the ride to the top for the view over Christchurch. You could see all the building works going on and the volcano trip is worth taking. You can also see how the earth quake affect the surrounding areas. The bus driver was very friendly and informative about Christchurch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Go on a fine sunny day and enjoy the view at the top from all directions to both sides of the peninsula. The café serves good food albeit at tourist prices and there is the obligatory photo option before setting off and the souveneir shop at the top.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We travelled up to the top on a clear summer day, lovely views and great place to take photos! We ate at the restaurant, they had limited options for fussy teenagers, we ended up ordering off the kids menu.

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Maraekakaho, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We took our ride in the Gondola and loved it! The scenery is beautiful and well worth the ride. We went on the discovery ride while there and do recommend it. The café was well stocked and had plenty of choices and the toilets were clean. The staff were friendly and helpful too. Well stocked souvenir shop if you wanted... More 

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Overall a good 2 hour experience to see the super banks peninsula panorama and topography. Well organised.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were lucky with the weather as the day we arrived in Christchurch it had been thundering and lightning. We decided to take the gondola to the top to get a good view of the surrounding area, and we were not disappointed. We arrived early to ensure that we got the best of the weather, walking around the cafe at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A really good experience. The gondola ride is really good, the sights as you go up the hill are pretty spectacular. The views up in the Cafe are great. There is some history about Christchurch and the surrounding areas. There are lots of little walks from the cafe, so wear some good walking clothes and check them out. The cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fantastic views of Christchurch and Lyttleton. If you've got the time don't forget to take a walk along one of the tracks. The food is ok but not great and limited options for kids.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Fantastic views obviously. Really reasonably priced cafe at the top. We were pleasantly surprised. Quite a few families had bought picnics and were sitting on the grass enjoying the views.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thanks for the review we are glad we surprised you with our pricing in our Cafe! We aim to satisfy our large local cliental by keeping our prices as affordable as we can. More 

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